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"In an interview, he said that chief executives were under enormous pressure from shareholders and boards to maximize short-term profits, and that the rapid shift toward automation was the inevitable result."

I'll point to this attitude as one of the great problems of "the West".

nytimes.com/2019/01/25/technol

💥🧨💣🚨🥴😵 If you have iOS devices or Macs, turn FaceTime off until they fix this grave security issue: twitter.com/waxpancake/status/ (tl;dr anyone can listen to your microphone without you picking up the call)

"What right does an almost naked pilgrim who chooses the wrong trail have to disrupt our lives?"

Exhibit A on my claim that MBAs are the most harmful degrees.

dhensley.com/wp-content/upload

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What's the most harmful academic/professional degree in the last 50 years?

I'll start: an MBA.

When your maple syrup bottle is empty, fill it with coffee and learn what heaven taste like.

"You can’t make luck, and anyone who tells you otherwise is selling something. But you can commit to working until you’re finished; in fact, that’s the only thing you can do."

Good advice.

An overabundance of adverbs in your bio line probably means you're insufferable to be around.

I'm gonna ruin the world by buying Slack and Netflix and swapping the Slack new message notification sound with the Netflix opening chime.

If there is an all-knowing deity who created life, they either don't like us or don't care about us. As evidence, I put forth our sinus and digestive system.

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Whenever I see someone point out things that are wrong about cryptocurrency, this is the first reaction it gets.

I can only think of Seymour Skinner: "Am I so out of touch? No, it's the children who are wrong."

I'm just gonna put it out there: if you decide to run a federated social media server of any kind, strongly consider keeping it invite only and capping its size from the beginning. If your server has fewer than 100 active people on it and you have some level of trust or shared values, then moderation is a single person task that you as the admin can handle. At least in my experience.

I'm considering writing a "how to run a nice little community in the fediverse" guide with some best practices.

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hackers.town

A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.